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Brazil: Rio erupts in clashes before World Cup kick off01:43

Brazil: Rio erupts in clashes before World Cup kick off

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
June 12, 2014 at 09:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between protesters and riot police in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, hours before the city hosted the first World Cup match.

Riot police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters, who marched down the Rio Branco Avenue from Candelaria church in central Rio. Clashes erupted when protesters arrived in the Lapa neighbourhood, resulting in several arrests.

Brazil: Rio erupts in clashes before World Cup kick off01:43
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Clashes erupted between protesters and riot police in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, hours before the city hosted the first World Cup match.

Riot police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters, who marched down the Rio Branco Avenue from Candelaria church in central Rio. Clashes erupted when protesters arrived in the Lapa neighbourhood, resulting in several arrests.

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